So... Im looking for a camcorder to use for basic stuff... vacations family functions the typically recorded crap that families tend to find awesome while others find them mind numbing... that having been said... im looking for something that will work with iMovie and is mid range no more than say 350ish? but I was just curious if anyone had any suggestions on a model and if MiniDV was a decent way to go? I mean, is the technology going anywhere? or are they starting to phase it out? Oh! and (y'know... a new MacBook) so if its firewire dependant (and not sure if they are or not, just throwing this out there), there'd have to be an alternative to get the video to the computer. Thanks for any and all help you guys!